brown Inch worm with yellow hat (Parasitized caterpillar - Chalcid wasp)
Brown appx. 1" long with yellow mass on back
Big brown caterpillar (Imperial moth caterpillar)
What is this?
I was guessing a hawkmoth or imperial but have no idea what this is.
Brown caterpillar with yellow slashes (Salt marsh caterpillar)
by Ed Lau
Seems to love peas, that was where it was found, in Jackson Hole, WY.
Appears to be about 2" long.
Prominent yellow 'slashes' along the side.
'Tufts', not spikes, along the body, which seems to be predominantly brown.
I have two pictures, top and side, I don't know if I can upload both...
large green caterpillar (Carolina Sphinx - Tobacco hornworm)
Found this caterpillar after it had eaten nearly all the leaves on my tomato plant. Located in Louisville, KY. It was a pretty quick eater - took the whole plant down in about 48hrs. There was another smaller caterpillar (same type) on the plant.
Green caterpillar (Hackberry emperor caterpillar )
Found in Norfolk, Virginia on August 23. It was just crawling along my deck railing.
Yellowish White Caterpillar with a tail? (White-marked tussock moth caterpillar)
by Taylor Brewer
This little dudes on my porch right now. I didn't touch it because it looks evil! It has red spots on it. Can anyone identify it? I've never seen one before. I'm in Frankfort KY
Dark Horned Smooth Caterpillar (Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar)
by Sherry M.
(Whispering Pines, NC USA)
Almost 4 inches long
Found in Whispering Pines, NC (Moore County) USA, crawling on our gravel driveway. I let it crawl into a clear bowl for photographing. My 4 year old daughter saw it first, and we photographed it and looked on the internet to identify it...but couldn't see a picture just like it (it has no "hair").
Thank you for your help in identifying this creature. We released it back into my flowerbed after about 10 minutes.
Grey furry caterpillar (Davis' Tussock moth caterpillar)
by Robin Pollard
(Pritchett, CO, USA)
Discovered this caterpillar on our mulberry tree in Southeast Colorado (Pritchett, CO) MUNCHING with hundreds of its brothers and sisters. I care for many black swallowtail and sometimes monarch babies in the garden but this is my whole tree (close to 80 yrs in age) and these guys are asking too much!
Green Caterpiller With Bush Spikes (Io moth caterpillar)
(Citrus springs florida )
Look like green bushy spikes and red ring around side of body
Fuzzy little white caterpillar (Virginian tiger moth caterpillar)
I am finding more of these tiny (about 1/2" long) caterpillars...I find them in my marigolds and today in mint.
Are they good or bad?
This year in my garden I have very very few bad bugs! and tons of butterflies and bees.
I planted a lot of zinnias and assorted flowers between my vegetables.
So I do want to id these caterpillars.
Black headed caterpillars (Dogwood sawfly larvae)
Found several clusters of these on underside of ornamental dogwood shrub today. They are not eating much and I like to encourage moths and butterflies. They are yellow underneath and black or brown? stripes on top (their backs?)Right now, noon on a rather hot, muggy day they are not eating..curled up with each other...resting?